Portraits of Privates, Traveling Tidbits

Confederate Memorial Hall – Civil War Material Culture History in NOLA

New Orleans draws tourists from all over the country and the world for its unique and diverse cultural experience. The city itself changed hands between the French, Spanish, and Americans enough times that a bit of each of them rubbed off on the Crescent City. Not to mention the Irish and the German played important… Continue reading Confederate Memorial Hall – Civil War Material Culture History in NOLA

Traveling Tidbits

Roma in Richmond

If you’re touring the Seven Days Battle battlefields around Richmond (see Part 1 and Part 2 on this blog), I highly recommend that you take the entire day to do so. You’ll want to walk all the trails and give yourself plenty of time to soak in the history. That being said, you can either… Continue reading Roma in Richmond

Battles in the East, Traveling Tidbits

Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 2

To see Part 1 of this blog series, Click HERE Union General George McClellan had left the scene. Again. Defying the odds, newly appointed Confederate General Robert E. Lee had successfully pushed Fitz John Porter’s V Corps out of his secure position along the ridgeline at Gaines Mill. Now at dawn on June 28th, 1862,… Continue reading Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 2

Battles in the East, Traveling Tidbits

Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 1

Richmond, along with holding the title of the former Confederate Capital, is absolutely packed with history, especially Civil War history. One could easily spend a week in this massive city and still have missed a few places. Three campaigns took place in and around the city between the years 1861 and 1865, most of the… Continue reading Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 1

Book Reviews, Story of Slavery

Book Review – The Secrets of Mary Bowser

The novel, The Secrets of Mary Bowser, while not historically accurate on many accounts, is a thrilling and incendiary (in a good way) story of a black woman Union spy in Richmond, Virginia. This book has it all and then some, when it comes to highlighting the racial prejudices and injustices that the black populations… Continue reading Book Review – The Secrets of Mary Bowser

Civil War Trivia, Gab About Generals, Portraits of Privates, Traveling Tidbits

Shrouded Veterans – Remembering the People of the Past

In my studies, I have the amazing opportunity to learn about extraordinary efforts and projects carried out by other historians. Whether that project is writing a book, preserving a battlefield, or creating more awareness about our country's past, I enjoy seeing their progress and rooting for them on the sidelines. One such project has become… Continue reading Shrouded Veterans – Remembering the People of the Past

Civil War Trivia, Traveling Tidbits

Civil War Online – Podcasts Worth Binging!

As tax season is now in full swing and my time is limited, my research and immersion in the Civil War studies is also limited. Frustration doesn’t begin to express how I feel about that. However, there is hope! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many history education organizations and private historians have taken to online… Continue reading Civil War Online – Podcasts Worth Binging!

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See the Old Year Out!

This month marks the 2nd year anniversary of this blog’s launching. In the last two years, I’ve learned so much and traveled to so many new places that I haven’t begun to share. I’ve made connections and set myself on a path that I know will bring a heap of future satisfaction. It’s my greatest… Continue reading See the Old Year Out!

Civil War Trivia, Women in the War

To Those Not So Merry This Christmas…

I believe I can say with some agreement upon the reader’s part that 2020 has not been the best year. The good news is that it’s almost over, and the hope of a brighter and better 2021 is on the horizon. As Christmas Day dawns, I hope this post finds you and your loved ones… Continue reading To Those Not So Merry This Christmas…

Battles in the East

Spotsylvania Recap (Links)

As the month nears its close, so does this series on the Battle of Spotsylvania. Here are a list of the posts that comprised the series, in case you missed any. Todd's TavernLaurel HillA Soldier at Laurel Hill"Infernal Engines of War" - Spotsy May 9th"Sheer Madness" - Spotsy, May 10th"More Than Human Flesh Could Stand"… Continue reading Spotsylvania Recap (Links)